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Seaplane 'Out of Africa' experience

New seaplane safaris to Abu Dhabi island launched

ABU DHABI, April 28, 2015

Seawings, the only luxury seaplane tour operator in the Middle East, has launched 'Seaplane Safaris' to Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of an ongoing expansion of their Seawings Lifestyle division.

Sir Bani Yas Island, located 173 km off the coast of Abu Dhabi City, is a desert island conservation housing over 13,000 animals, and more the 200 species of birds and fascinating marine life. In partnership with Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas, Seawings is making this remote part of the UAE a lot more accessible through various packaged and private charter Seaplane Safari options.

"We are delighted to be working with Seawings on the new and very exciting Seaplane Safaris to Sir Bani Yas Island. Our partnership, engineered with the assistance of the Tourism Development and Investment Company, offers something unique for visitors to the UAE and residents alike.” said Wael Soueid, area general manager, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas.

Described as an "Out of Africa" experience, it's perfect for a long weekend away from the busy city. It's approximately one hour and 10 minutes from Dubai by air, drastically cutting the travel time and providing amazing views of azure blue waters, pristine coastline and remote islands along the way.

Stuart Wheeler, CEO of Seawings, said: "I have always felt that Seawings and Sir Bani Yas are a natural fit. We are very proud and privileged to have partnered with Anantara in this new service.
Sir Bani Yas is a magical place with so much to offer and by making the island more accessible we hope to bring a lot more of this magic to the residents and visitors alike."

The Seaplane Safari options include:

  • Day Trip to Sir Bani Yas starting at Dh2,999 ($816.3) per person including two-way flights, a wildlife drive and lunch;
  • Stretched Weekend Getaway package starting at Dh3,999 ($1,088.5) per person including two-way flights, two nights luxury accommodation, daily breakfast and a wildlife drive;
  • Five Night Holiday package starts at Dh6,250 ($1,701.2) per person including two-way flights, five-nights luxury accommodation, daily breakfast and a wildlife drive.

Both overnight packages have the option of one-way by seaplane and one-way by road.

Over and above the packages, the Seawings team can customise charters and overnight stays to Sir Bani Yas, allowing for complete flexibility in departure timings and returns. – TradeArabia News Service

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